Panasonic to supply lithium-ion cells for Ford’s hybrid stable

Upcoming models that will use Panasonic cells include the Fusion and C-Max hybrids, as well as the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi PHEVs.

 

Ford’s next generation of cars will come in a range of fuel-efficient flavors, from hybrid through PHEV to fully electric versions. Panasonic announced last week that it will be supplying lithium-ion battery cells for the hybrid members of the family. Upcoming models that will use Panasonic cells include the Fusion and C-Max hybrids, as well as the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi PHEVs.

Sanyo, which was acquired by Panasonic last year, has been supplying nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery systems for the Ford Escape hybrid since 2004. Panasonic also sells Ni-MH cells and systems to several automakers around the world.

 

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